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GameSampras
08-09-2009, 03:11 PM
Ahhh....


Roddick loses another close one today against Del Potro in Washington. So close yet so far away.

This guy seems to be incapable or afraid of actually winning tournaments.. Its been a reoccuring theme his entire career

akv89
08-09-2009, 03:13 PM
Ahhh....


Roddick loses another close one today against Del Potro in Washington. So close yet so far away.

This guy seems to be incapable or afraid of actually winning tournaments.. Its been a reoccuring theme his entire career

He's won some 20 odd titles hasn't he?

JeMar
08-09-2009, 03:14 PM
It's not that he's afraid or that he's incapable...

Did you watch that third-set tiebreaker? Del Potro served missed one serve, and that second serve was an ace.

You win some, you lose some. Today wasn't Andy's day.

theroleoftheunderdog
08-09-2009, 03:14 PM
gamesampras probably didnt even watch that match.

norbac
08-09-2009, 03:16 PM
Watch the tiebreak against Delpo....you can't do much when the other guy's serving like a beast....even his second serve was an ace.

GameSampras
08-09-2009, 03:17 PM
Watch the tiebreak against Delpo....you can't do much when the other guy's serving like a beast....even his second serve was an ace.

Roddick is a crappy a return of serve anyways thats what happened and why it happened.. Thats why Del Potro was serving like a beast and why fed had 50 aces at Wimbeldon.

P_Agony
08-09-2009, 03:18 PM
Delpo has become a service beast. Finally a decent 1st serve to compliment that height.

I didn't watch the match, was it high quality stuff or just meh?

JeMar
08-09-2009, 03:18 PM
Delpo has become a service beast. Finally a decent 1st serve to compliment that height.

I didn't watch the match, was it high quality stuff or just meh?

There was a rough patch near the end of the second set, but overall it was very good tennis.

shadows
08-09-2009, 03:19 PM
Watch the tiebreak against Delpo....you can't do much when the other guy's serving like a beast....even his second serve was an ace.

Nor when delpotro manages to hit a marvellous shank drop shot that's unreachable xD

Roddick was pretty unlucky to not get out of this with a win, he's already won one 500 title in memphis already this year as it is.

norbac
08-09-2009, 03:19 PM
Roddick is a crappy a return of serve anyways thats what happened and why it happened.. Thats why Del Potro was serving like a beast and had fed had 50 aces at Wimbeldon.

137 down the T. and 136 out wide I believe, not much you can do about that...

JeMar
08-09-2009, 03:20 PM
Roddick is a crappy a return of serve anyways thats what happened and why it happened.. Thats why Del Potro was serving like a beast and had fed had 50 aces at Wimbeldon.

Yeah, sorry Federer and Del Potro don't stick out their tongues to telegraph where their serve is going like Becker...

http://www.tennis.com/uploadedImages/Editorial/40_Greatest_Players/2006_04_19_boris_becker.jpg

dragonfire
08-09-2009, 03:22 PM
roddick played like **** today, no excuses.

_maxi
08-09-2009, 03:53 PM
I saw a little of the match, part of the second set, and I thought it was a crap match.. like the semifinal between gonzalez and del potro. I don't know why so bad quality tennis.. maybe the atmosphere of the tournament isn't the most motivating. Players seemed to be tired all the time and lazy.

dragonfire
08-09-2009, 03:55 PM
roddick can play much better, hopefully we'll see a more dominant roddick in montreal

Gugafan
08-09-2009, 03:58 PM
It's bemusing the stick Roddick gets, despite reaching another ATP tour final.

Conquistador
08-09-2009, 04:00 PM
roddick is clearly a hall of famer--ask tiger woods--you cant win them all--thats why sports are so great--because no one can win everything.

Carsomyr
08-09-2009, 04:00 PM
It's not that he's afraid or that he's incapable...

Did you watch that third-set tiebreaker? Del Potro served missed one serve, and that second serve was an ace.

You win some, you lose some. Today wasn't Andy's day.

He speaks the truth.

Carsomyr
08-09-2009, 04:02 PM
roddick played like **** today, no excuses.

No, he really didn't. Roddick played really well; JMDP is just an extremely high quality hard court player. I don't understand why you're giving him such a hard time - there's no shame in losing to a player as good as Del Potro.

Conquistador
08-09-2009, 04:04 PM
roddick played a heck of a match. Today they should have handed out two trophies-one for del potro and one for roddick--because that crowd was absolutely LOUD

bigfoot910
08-09-2009, 05:33 PM
I love how a guy can break the career 500 match wins (only 36 people have ever done), have 27 ATP tournament titles (on 4 different surfaces), and have reached 44 finals, then have someone say he is incapable of winning...

The logic is amazing...

You don't have to be a fan to realize that facts are facts...

Conquistador
08-09-2009, 05:40 PM
I love how a guy can break the career 500 match wins (only 36 people have ever done), have 27 ATP tournament titles (on 4 different surfaces), and have reached 44 finals, then have someone say he is incapable of winning...

The logic is amazing...

You don't have to be a fan to realize that facts are facts...

Its disquisting to me as well. Here you have a hall of famer who plays in the Federer era also with the soon to be 2nd best player of all time (Nadal) and people say these things. Roddick is big time. He is better than 99 percent of tennis players to have,get this, TO HAVE EVER PICKED UP A RACQUET...Give Roddick his due.

chris
08-09-2009, 06:35 PM
Its disquisting to me as well. Here you have a hall of famer who plays in the Federer era also with the soon to be 2nd best player of all time (Nadal) and people say these things. Roddick is big time. He is better than 99 percent of tennis players to have,get this, TO HAVE EVER PICKED UP A RACQUET...Give Roddick his due.
i agree one hundred percent

FEDEXP
08-09-2009, 11:46 PM
Still an under achiever though; do you really think that Roddick is satisfied with one Grand Slam title? He has improved so much in the last year but he does tend to lose his composure when the going gets tough.

THESEXPISTOL
08-09-2009, 11:54 PM
Damn, i wouldn't mind have Roddick bad day at tennis during all the days of my life.

MajinX
08-09-2009, 11:55 PM
I love how a guy can break the career 500 match wins (only 36 people have ever done), have 27 ATP tournament titles (on 4 different surfaces), and have reached 44 finals, then have someone say he is incapable of winning...

The logic is amazing...

You don't have to be a fan to realize that facts are facts...

post of the month and maybe year, ppl always look at the short terms and at the negative, instead of thinking of reaching wimble final and losing in the longest 5th set in history and reaching a 2nd final right after and losing in a tiebreak in the 3rd. they think he loses again.. and he cant win.

egn
08-10-2009, 12:10 AM
Del Po just played top notch in that last set tiebreaker. Roddick was trying...game give him a break. He is sorry he is not Pete Sampras..he is sorry he doesn't serve and volley all the time and he is sorry he hasn't gotten a full proof method of beating Federer and is basically the reason he passed his own countryman in the record books. Leave him be.

Tennis_Maestro
08-10-2009, 12:41 AM
GameSampras lol

Sometimes i wonder about your thought process.

egn
08-10-2009, 12:48 AM
GameSampras lol

Sometimes i wonder about your thought process.

No thought just a process. Trash player not named Pete Sampras. Trash player who does not help bolster the Sampras legacy.

Tennis_Maestro
08-10-2009, 12:50 AM
No thought just a process. Trash player not named Pete Sampras. Trash player who does not help bolster the Sampras legacy.

What makes that even funnier is its true.

rwn
08-10-2009, 01:48 AM
Ahhh....


Roddick loses another close one today against Del Potro in Washington. So close yet so far away.

This guy seems to be incapable or afraid of actually winning tournaments.. Its been a reoccuring theme his entire career

That´s why he´s won 27.
Let´s compare that with some "giants" from the previous decade: Courier 23 titles, Ivanisevic 22, Stich 18, Krajicek 17, Rafter 11. They were scared of winning titles too, apparently.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-10-2009, 03:47 AM
Ahhh....


Roddick loses another close one today against Del Potro in Washington. So close yet so far away.

This guy seems to be incapable or afraid of actually winning tournaments.. Its been a reoccuring theme his entire career
Thats a little unfair dont you think? Hes got 27 titles, usually when he is losing finals it is to fantastic players like Federer ,Del Potro

Giggs The Red Devil
08-10-2009, 03:51 AM
Ahhh....


Roddick loses another close one today against Del Potro in Washington. So close yet so far away.

This guy seems to be incapable or afraid of actually winning tournaments.. Its been a reoccuring theme his entire career

Man, you’re a poet. Do you also dance?

fedfan08
08-10-2009, 04:02 AM
roddick played a heck of a match. Today they should have handed out two trophies-one for del potro and one for roddick--because that crowd was absolutely LOUDDid we watch the same match? JDPM basically handed Roddick the match but he wouldn't take it. JDMP was serving for the 2nd set at 5-4 when Roddick got the break back. With the crowd behind him he should've taken that set (and the match). In the 3rd set Roddick went up an early break (again with JDMP DF on break point) but then gave it back. Roddick had the heat and the crowd on his side; JDMP hadn't been playing his best tennis this week. IMO this was a match Roddick should have won.

Conquistador
08-10-2009, 04:07 AM
Did we watch the same match? JDPM basically handed Roddick the match but he wouldn't take it. JDMP was serving for the 2nd set at 5-4 when Roddick got the break back. With the crowd behind him he should've taken that set (and the match). In the 3rd set Roddick went up an early break (again with JDMP DF on break point) but then gave it back. Roddick had the heat and the crowd on his side; JDMP hadn't been playing his best tennis this week. IMO this was a match Roddick should have won.

You should have told that to the great roger federer after this year's Australian Open.

tintin
08-10-2009, 04:23 AM
those deep returns at Roddick's feet did Andy in and forcing him to hit low volleys off the backhand near the net didn't help
brilliant tactic

Terr
08-10-2009, 08:15 AM
He's probably too busy killing dogs with his serve to win.

:(

GameSampras
08-10-2009, 08:27 AM
Thats a little unfair dont you think? Hes got 27 titles, usually when he is losing finals it is to fantastic players like Federer ,Del Potro


And the same is he should have twice that much or close to it..


27 titles isnt a whole heck of a lot for a 10'er for around a decade now. Thats actually Underachieving. And whos the guy above that mentioned Courier's name? Courier had a short prime/peak and fell just short of 4 titles to Roddick's only 27 and Roddick has been in the top 10 for almost a decade now.

And not to mention Courier has many more slams than Roddick has or will achieve And courier was on top for how long.. Hell Hewitt has been just as successful in titles and has more slams.. And Hewitt was in top form for how long?


Roddick should have more titles and more slams than most of these guys considering his longevity on top.


THATS THE WHOLE POINT!!!!!


But after playing Fed all these times, Roddick should more or less know what to expect. Hes blown a few slam matches that were his against Fed, but again couldnt perform well in the clutch. 2-19 is inexcusable for a top 10'er for a decade.

Give Courier or Hewitt a decade at the top. Both achieve much more

deltox
08-10-2009, 08:35 AM
Ahhh....


Roddick loses another close one today against Del Potro in Washington. So close yet so far away.

This guy seems to be incapable or afraid of actually winning tournaments.. Its been a reoccuring theme his entire career

if you only played the game you critique so harshly. closing in the finals with pressure, o never mind im sure you would be the iceman on tour. whats your rank again?

TMF
08-10-2009, 08:35 AM
I think Roddick’s loss had a lot to do with Del Potro playing well. He was hitting the ball with such pace even Safin would get winded.

If Roddick won the match, some of you could of create a thread about Del Potro incapable of winning a tourney.

Catch 22.

GameSampras
08-10-2009, 08:37 AM
I think Roddick’s loss had a lot to do with Del Potro playing well. He was hitting the ball with such pace even Safin would get winded.

If Roddick won the match, some of you could of create a thread about Del Potro incapable of winning a tourney.

Catch 22.

Del Potro is a stud and at only 19 has a great future if he can keep his head in the game. But Roddick is a veterean, been around a while and should be able to come up in the clutch and have the mental toughness to outclass a 19 year old who has great potential, but yet hasnt really proved a whole lot yet or proved he can even win a slam

NamRanger
08-10-2009, 08:38 AM
And the same is he should have twice that much or close to it..


27 titles isnt a whole heck of a lot for a 10'er for around a decade now. Thats actually Underachieving. And whos the guy above that mentioned Courier's name? Courier had a short prime/peak and fell just short of 4 titles to Roddick's only 27 and Roddick has been in the top 10 for almost a decade now.

And not to mention Courier has many more slams than Roddick has or will achieve And courier was on top for how long.. Hell Hewitt has been just as successful in titles and has more slams.. And Hewitt was in top form for how long?


Roddick should have more titles and more slams than most of these guys considering his longevity on top.


THATS THE WHOLE POINT!!!!!


But after playing Fed all these times, Roddick should more or less know what to expect. Hes blown a few slam matches that were his against Fed, but again couldnt perform well in the clutch. 2-19 is inexcusable for a top 10'er for a decade.

Give Courier or Hewitt a decade at the top. Both achieve much more




Gilbert was in the top 10 for awhile and went something like 0-16 against Lendl. I think that's a little more pitiful than Roddick's 2-19. At least Roddick picked up some wins.

TMF
08-10-2009, 08:43 AM
Del Potro is a stud and at only 19 has a great future if he can keep his head in the game. But Roddick is a veterean, been around a while and should be able to come up in the clutch and have the mental toughness to outclass a 19 year old who has great potential, but yet hasnt really proved a whole lot yet or proved he can even win a slam

Every opportunities for Roddick to win slams, he was facing TMF. If he could of won a few from TMF, then you wouldn’t say anything about how good Roddick is, but instead TMF isn’t that good.

Catch 22.

akv89
08-10-2009, 08:43 AM
And the same is he should have twice that much or close to it..


27 titles isnt a whole heck of a lot for a 10'er for around a decade now. Thats actually Underachieving. And whos the guy above that mentioned Courier's name? Courier had a short prime/peak and fell just short of 4 titles to Roddick's only 27 and Roddick has been in the top 10 for almost a decade now.

And not to mention Courier has many more slams than Roddick has or will achieve And courier was on top for how long.. Hell Hewitt has been just as successful in titles and has more slams.. And Hewitt was in top form for how long?


Roddick should have more titles and more slams than most of these guys considering his longevity on top.


THATS THE WHOLE POINT!!!!!


But after playing Fed all these times, Roddick should more or less know what to expect. Hes blown a few slam matches that were his against Fed, but again couldnt perform well in the clutch. 2-19 is inexcusable for a top 10'er for a decade.

Give Courier or Hewitt a decade at the top. Both achieve much more

Your actually faulting Roddick for being consistent and staying in the top 10 for so long? Nice logic.:-?

BTW, the great Jim Courier was 4-16 against Sampras with 2 of those wins coming from his best surface and Sampras' worst.

mlktennis
08-10-2009, 08:44 AM
how many people can keep improving on their game, tweaking it, even getting more fit when many with more talent have fallen away- give him some credit.

Yes, he sometimes looks like crap when facing fed and nadal but who doesn't. He's a great player but will never be compared to the greatest.

He's like the patrick ewing of tennis- around a long time, played during jordan era so never won the big one (except once for roddick), has great heart, gifted but not supremely gifted...and never appreciated when he played but missed when gone.

Do you guy's even know who p ewing is? sorry if I'm dating myself. and apologize for the basketball analogy in a tennis forum.

GameSampras
08-10-2009, 08:46 AM
Your actually faulting Roddick for being consistent and staying in the top 10 for so long? Nice logic.:-?

BTW, the great Jim Courier was 4-16 against Sampras with 2 of those wins coming from his best surface and Sampras' worst.

Im not faulting him.. Its great consistency.. But again the total number of titles and slam counts should be a bit higher than 27 titles and 1 slam. When youre considering Roddick has been near or around the top since he was 18 years old or so. Fed around or not.. You have to beat and win against whos put in front of you. 2-19? Thats horrible. And a few of those times, the match was in Roddick's hands but he couldnt come through in the big time.



I want to defend sampras in this case in regards to career, but again.. Alot of Sampras' wins came over Courier was more or less passed his prime or passed his best days.

dragonfire
08-10-2009, 08:46 AM
HMMMMM, i'm pretty sure that sampras has a losing record over most active players, roddick included.

GameSampras
08-10-2009, 08:49 AM
HMMMMM, i'm pretty sure that sampras has a losing record over most active players, roddick included.

Yea Sampras in his 30s passed his prime has some a small losing h2h advantage. But Sampras pounded Roddick when it meant the most at the slam.


How about Roger pre primed vs. Sampras' contemporaries? Losing h2h vs. Corretja. Losing h2h vs. Rafter.

8PAQ
08-10-2009, 08:50 AM
gamesampras probably didnt even watch that match.

All her posts have one specific goal: to make Fed's competition look weak thus improving Sampras' GOAT standing. That's all she does here.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-10-2009, 08:52 AM
And the same is he should have twice that much or close to it..


27 titles isnt a whole heck of a lot for a 10'er for around a decade now. Thats actually Underachieving. And whos the guy above that mentioned Courier's name? Courier had a short prime/peak and fell just short of 4 titles to Roddick's only 27 and Roddick has been in the top 10 for almost a decade now.

And not to mention Courier has many more slams than Roddick has or will achieve And courier was on top for how long.. Hell Hewitt has been just as successful in titles and has more slams.. And Hewitt was in top form for how long?


Roddick should have more titles and more slams than most of these guys considering his longevity on top.


THATS THE WHOLE POINT!!!!!


But after playing Fed all these times, Roddick should more or less know what to expect. Hes blown a few slam matches that were his against Fed, but again couldnt perform well in the clutch. 2-19 is inexcusable for a top 10'er for a decade.

Give Courier or Hewitt a decade at the top. Both achieve much more

You are making some good points, and some horrible points, by saying Roddick should have won twice as many titles as he has ("or close to it") then we are up at the same numbers of titles that federer has. If you take a look at Roddicks statistic in finals he has lost 17, thats OK according to me, and of those 17 he has lost to Federer 7 times!! Lets say we could have expected him to win at least 1-2, that would make his titles 28-29. He usually wins his finals in smaller tournaments and loses hid finals in bigger tournaments,id say that he absolutely has made the most out of his talent at the ATP-tour, and he hasnt been top 10 for a decade, he has been top 10 since Agust 5th 2002, that is 7 years.

theroleoftheunderdog
08-10-2009, 08:57 AM
gamesampras why do you even watch tennis?
why don't you just watch sampras replays?
you must remember the overhead sampras hit out by a mile at 4-4 on breakpoint in the third set at 2001 wimbledon to give federer a break. that means sampras is a choker. lets cherry pick one shot from his career and label him a choker.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-10-2009, 08:59 AM
gamesampras why do you even watch tennis?
why don't you just watch sampras replays?
you must remember the overhead sampras hit out by a mile at 4-4 on breakpoint in the third set at 2001 wimbledon to give federer a break. that means sampras is a choker. lets cherry pick one shot from his career and label him a choker.
Thats a good post:twisted:

GameSampras
08-10-2009, 09:03 AM
gamesampras why do you even watch tennis?
why don't you just watch sampras replays?
you must remember the overhead sampras hit out by a mile at 4-4 on breakpoint in the third set at 2001 wimbledon to give federer a break. that means sampras is a choker. lets cherry pick one shot from his career and label him a choker.



Well I have seen just about all Sampras from either youtube or the ones I recorded on VHS Back in the day..


And Im not chery picking one shot.. Im cherry picking 4 set points.. Im cherry picking how Roddick always seems to let Fed back in the match cause he cant sustain a level of play to win.

jamesblakefan#1
08-10-2009, 09:04 AM
gamesampras why do you even watch tennis?
why don't you just watch sampras replays?
you must remember the overhead sampras hit out by a mile at 4-4 on breakpoint in the third set at 2001 wimbledon to give federer a break. that means sampras is a choker. lets cherry pick one shot from his career and label him a choker.

gamesampras doesn't watch tennis, it's painfully obvious. I was discussing Murray's loss @ the FO w/ him, and he couldn't even remember and didn't know who Fernando Gonzalez was. I agree w/ your suggestion, GS should be quarantined over to the Former Pro Section, b/c he only posts on topics designed to either hype up Sampras' era or bash this era, thus making Sampras' era look better. It's sad, he's really become a caricature of himself.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-10-2009, 09:21 AM
GameSampras: im still awaiting your answer to post 49 with great expectation

drakulie
08-10-2009, 09:26 AM
Ahhh....


Roddick loses another close one today against Del Potro in Washington. So close yet so far away.

This guy seems to be incapable or afraid of actually winning tournaments.. Its been a reoccuring theme his entire career

But he does have a winning record against Sampras. That was easy, but against todays players, being that the competition is tougher, it is harder for him to win.

TMF
08-10-2009, 09:26 AM
GameSampras: im still awaiting your answer to post 49 with great expectation

He’s too busy answering everyone’s else posts in other threads too, that’s why he couldn’t keep it up.

TMF
08-10-2009, 09:28 AM
But he does have a winning record against Sampras. That was easy, but against todays players, being that the competition is tougher, it is harder for him to win.

Yep. 18-20 year old, well before his prime beat up Sampras.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-10-2009, 09:29 AM
He’s too busy answering everyone’s else posts in other threads too, that’s why he couldn’t keep it up.
Lol, yeah probably:twisted:

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-10-2009, 09:29 AM
Yep. 18-20 year old, well before his prime beat up Sampras.
Yes, i wonder what he would say about that?

grafselesfan
08-10-2009, 09:35 AM
gamesampras doesn't watch tennis, it's painfully obvious. I was discussing Murray's loss @ the FO w/ him, and he couldn't even remember and didn't know who Fernando Gonzalez was. I agree w/ your suggestion, GS should be quarantined over to the Former Pro Section, b/c he only posts on topics designed to either hype up Sampras' era or bash this era, thus making Sampras' era look better. It's sad, he's really become a caricature of himself.

GameSampras's comments in this thread were not related to Sampras initialy but to Roddick and his dissapointing inability to make more of all his time highly ranked and win more big matches. Most recently his inability to win a tournament final over a less experienced and lower ranked up and comer, even coming off the high of his Wimbledon win. Of course it is people like you who have to come in and start taunting always with "yeah like Sampras this...did you know that Sampras...." and of course he is going to respond to that.

grafselesfan
08-10-2009, 09:36 AM
Gilbert was in the top 10 for awhile and went something like 0-16 against Lendl. I think that's a little more pitiful than Roddick's 2-19. At least Roddick picked up some wins.

Yeah but if you are a Roddick fan I would think you would want more for him than to compare favorably to Brad Gilbert, LOL!

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-10-2009, 09:40 AM
GameSampras's comments in this thread were not related to Sampras initialy but to Roddick and his dissapointing inability to make more of all his time highly ranked and win more big matches. Most recently his inability to win a tournament final over a less experienced and lower ranked up and comer, even coming off the high of his Wimbledon win. Of course it is people like you who have to come in and start taunting always with "yeah like Sampras this...did you know that Sampras...." and of course he is going to respond to that.
If you cant deal with critisizm one shouldnt throw stones in a glass-house

theroleoftheunderdog
08-10-2009, 09:42 AM
GameSampras's comments in this thread were not related to Sampras initialy but to Roddick and his dissapointing inability to make more of all his time highly ranked and win more big matches. Most recently his inability to win a tournament final over a less experienced and lower ranked up and comer, even coming off the high of his Wimbledon win. Of course it is people like you who have to come in and start taunting always with "yeah like Sampras this...did you know that Sampras...." and of course he is going to respond to that.

-yep roddick lost first round
-yep del potro is so much lower ranked than roddick
-wimbledon was over a month ago and he didnt win

GameSampras
08-10-2009, 09:48 AM
GameSampras's comments in this thread were not related to Sampras initialy but to Roddick and his dissapointing inability to make more of all his time highly ranked and win more big matches. Most recently his inability to win a tournament final over a less experienced and lower ranked up and comer, even coming off the high of his Wimbledon win. Of course it is people like you who have to come in and start taunting always with "yeah like Sampras this...did you know that Sampras...." and of course he is going to respond to that.

Thank you for your backup Grafseles fan..

I think youre Signature says it best:).



Thats what frustrates me with people around here.. Im speaking directly about Roddick and somehow people want to tie in Sampras with every post I write. I wasnt even speaking of sampras, but about the disappointment of a player who has been a consistent top 10er for going on a decade with no big wins to speak which would give him more slam success or even overrall title success.

drakulie
08-10-2009, 09:53 AM
Thats what frustrates me with people around here.. Im speaking directly about Roddick and somehow people want to tie in Sampras with every post I write.


I was speaking about, Roddick too,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and his winning record against Sampras.

jamesblakefan#1
08-10-2009, 09:53 AM
GameSampras's comments in this thread were not related to Sampras initialy but to Roddick and his dissapointing inability to make more of all his time highly ranked and win more big matches. Most recently his inability to win a tournament final over a less experienced and lower ranked up and comer, even coming off the high of his Wimbledon win. Of course it is people like you who have to come in and start taunting always with "yeah like Sampras this...did you know that Sampras...." and of course he is going to respond to that.

The problem is, GS always makes these threads bashing today's guys:

"Did I say Murray had potential on clay and could manage an RG title? LOL. Im sorry"
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=258536

"It kind of make me sick. Are there no other players who can achieve Finals and win ?"
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=259114

"Oh hell..Fed aint winning Madrid if he needed 3 sets to beat Frauddick ON CLAY!!"
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=261316

"And people wonder.. How can Roddick possibly be a one slam wonder?Today validates it"
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=272631

"Maybe the biggest disappointment in the history of tennis next to Safin is Djoker"
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=271525

"Some threat Del Potro was to the top guys. LOL. OVERRATED"
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=270156

"Tsonga is out now? Good god!! So Fed only has to deal with Karlovic?"
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=270393

"Safin in the HOF??? NO WAY"
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=241083

"I dont buy this "evolution of tennis" theory saying today's guys are better athletes"
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=234605

All while starting threads hyping the guys of the 90s and of course-Sampras, as Gods amongst men.

GameSampras
08-10-2009, 10:04 AM
Oh boy... LOL... Hey JameBlakeFan.. Ive given Fed and other guys today credit as well at times. So dont just pick out every time I knock someone and not pick out some of the redeeming qualities I have gave to some players

Listen... Im not not knocking Roddick's overrall Wimbeldon performance at all.. Hell Im impressed by Roddick obviously. I never would have thought to he would have reached the finals of Wimbeldon much less give Fed the trouble he did.


BUT.... Its Roddicks INABILITY to perform well enough at the biggest moments of the match is what hurts him. Especially against Fed.

And its other who more times than not turn the conversation around into a Pete session because thiings like I myself and GrafSelesFan and cabresca (sp? Pete poster here) point out, to some of you its tough to actually defenda against

drakulie
08-10-2009, 10:12 AM
^^^So, why do you think Sampras was incapable of, or afraid to beat Roddick??

Cyan
08-10-2009, 10:14 AM
Roddick lost a final to Del Potro no way he is ever beating Fed at a slam...

jamesblakefan#1
08-10-2009, 10:21 AM
Roddick lost a final to Del Potro no way he is ever beating Fed at a slam...

Nadal lost in Miami to DelPotro, no way is he ever winning the US Open...

Cyan
08-10-2009, 10:23 AM
Nadal lost in Miami to DelPotro, no way is he ever winning the US Open...

Blake will never win a slam, dude :twisted:

jamesblakefan#1
08-10-2009, 10:32 AM
Blake will never win a slam, dude :twisted:

OHHHH BURN!!!!!!!!!!! You got me! :twisted:

Let me ask you something, how many Grand Slam titles do YOU have??? :confused:

drakulie
08-10-2009, 10:33 AM
Blake will never win a slam, dude :twisted:

That's because he is playing in a tougher era than, Sampras.

Mick
08-10-2009, 10:49 AM
imo, roddick is in trouble whenever he has to engage in a ground stroke rally against a top player. he either has to serve more aces or improve his groundies.

akv89
08-10-2009, 10:56 AM
imo, roddick is in trouble whenever he has to engage in a ground stroke rally against a top player. he either has to serve more aces or improve his groundies.

He seems to have done that. His game style has changed from an aggressive baseliner to more of a counterpuncher with a big serve. He barely makes any errors anymore from the backcourt, and that's what allowed him to beat Djokovic and Murray this year, and even outrally Federer half the time in the Wimbledon final.

NamRanger
08-10-2009, 12:08 PM
Yeah but if you are a Roddick fan I would think you would want more for him than to compare favorably to Brad Gilbert, LOL!


Well of course. Still, I think there's nothing wrong with losing to Del Potro who nearly beat Federer at the FO. In fact, if it wasn't for the fact that Del Potro gassed just a little, Federer was going to lose that match.

Joseph L. Barrow
08-10-2009, 01:03 PM
Ahhh....


Roddick loses another close one today against Del Potro in Washington. So close yet so far away.

This guy seems to be incapable or afraid of actually winning tournaments.. Its been a reoccuring theme his entire career
...:confused: He's done it 27 times. Federer and Nadal are the only guys on tour who have done it more often than he has. Narrow losses in the finals of his last two events hardly establish a "reocurring" theme spanning his entire career.

rocket
08-10-2009, 01:16 PM
He seems to have done that. His game style has changed from an aggressive baseliner to more of a counterpuncher with a big serve.

He has made great progress. I think he still lacks that killer instinct that very top players possess.